By David M. Geiser (auth.), Jan S. Tkacz, Lene Lange (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1441988599

ISBN-13: 9781441988591

ISBN-10: 1461346940

ISBN-13: 9781461346944

In the prior part century, filamentous fungi have grown in advertisement value not just within the nutrients but in addition as assets of pharmaceutical brokers for the therapy of infectious and metabolic ailments and of forte proteins and enzymes used to method meals, toughen detergents, and practice biotransformations. the economic influence of molds is additionally measured on a unfavorable scale because a few of these organisms are major as pathogens of crop crops, brokers of nutrients spoilage, and assets of poisonous and carcinogenic compounds. fresh advances within the molecular genetics of filamentous fungi are discovering elevated software within the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and enzyme industries, and this development delivers to proceed because the genomics of fungi is explored and new concepts to hurry genetic manipulation turn into available.

This quantity makes a speciality of the filamentous fungi and highlights the advances of the earlier decade, either in technique and within the figuring out of genomic association and rules of gene and pathway expression.

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S. , Advances in Fungal Biotechnology for Industry, Agriculture, and Medicine © Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2004 16 Ulrich Schulte 2. 1). No less than four species of this genus have been sequenced. A. nidulans, one of the model genetic systems for filamentous fungi, was sequenced by Cereon (USA). Of immediate commercial interest are A. niger and A. oryzae sequenced for DSM (Dutch State Mines) and the Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, respectively. Finally, the pathogenic A.

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Net); fungal transformation vectors and modifications to techniques are routinely posted. , Phizicky and Fields, 1995; Fields and Bartel, 2001; Yang and Speed, 2002). , Kumar and Snyder, 2001). For the purposes of this chapter, I will review technologies for filamentous fungi that can take advantage of sequenced genomes or large expressed-sequence-tagged (EST) libraries. In particular, I will focus on technologies that can be used to evaluate large John E. • Research Triangle Park. North Carolina.

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